Walmart and Flipkart have committed to Donates Rs 46 crore to support India against Coronavirus. Flipkart is an Indian e-commerce company based in Bengaluru, and Walmart is an American multinational retail corporation. These two e-commerce companies bid support Indias fight against COVID-19 retail giant Flipkart and Walmart and Walmart Foundation on Saturday announced to provide Rs 46 crore help for PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) including N95 masks and medical gowns for health care staff.
Walmart and eCommerce players Flipkart will be spending Rs 38.3 crore to bring in-kind donations into India to help with the front-line response efforts. The companies will focus on providing PPE, such as N95 masks and medical gowns, for distribution by non-government organizations (NGOs) to public healthcare workers, it said in a statement.
In addition, the Walmart Foundation is donating Rs 7.7 crore to non-profits Goonj and Srijan which are to be used to support the procurements of essential relief materials such as food, medicine, and hygiene items, for distribution by the organization to support farmers, rural communities and the micro-businesses.
'Our Flipkart teams are working around the clock to respond to the COVID-19 crisis with care and compassion...The emergency relief efforts we are announcing today underscore our commitment to continuing to work with the private and public sector in India to respond to this unprecedented challenge,' Flipkart Group CEO Kalyan Krishnamurthy said.
'Walmart and Flipkart have already secured 300,000 N95 masks and 1 million medical gowns, and they will continue to leverage their global supply chains to source these critical necessities for medical workers,' it added.
Corporate India has been rushing in to help the government and citizens fight the pandemic. Tata Trusts and Tata group together have pledged Rs 1,500 crore, while Wipro Ltd, Wipro Enterprises Ltd, and Azim Premji Foundation have together committed Rs 1,125 crore. A number of other companies have extended support by providing sanitizers, masks, and meals to people.